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was. ninety percent of voters in catalonia independence referendum say yes to secession from spain. over eight hundred forty cattle on voters have been injured in brutal assault spine national police who got heartfelt gratitude from the country's prime minister. we have your very special thanks to the state security. police. i still claims responsibility for a knife attack at my main train station where a man reportedly shouting god is great and arabic stabbed two people on sunday.
while police in canada say a stopping and ramming incident involving an officer and for pedestrians as terror related often are still flag was found in the attackers call. r.t. international line from our moscow studio with mean a day or two to welcome to the program according to catalan officials ninety percent of people who took part in an independence referendum there have voted to break away from spain the catalonian president has in the region deserves to be an independent country following sunday's vote let's hear what he said. i'm i guess a little nervous but i'm so happy with this day of hope and suffering that the citizens of catalonia have earned the right to an independent state in the form of
a republic as a consequence my government will announce in parliament the center and expression of our people sovereignty and the results we have received today from the referendum. with voting there wrapped up spain's premier sent his congratulations not to the voters but to the national police for their work we have been very special things to the state security forces to the national police and the civil gods they have carried out their judy and the mandate they received from your storage fees. marianna roy they're praising the national police but let's take a look at how officers stood out over the course of the day because scenes of violence marred counseling is that over eight hundred forty people were injured in clashes with national forces according to cast one authorities. fixing i was like. god
i was you know was looking was i. the police have been firing rubber bullets to disperse protesting voters this time providing mission is deployed worldwide and considered to be non-lethal however the you solve rubber bullets is associated with cases of blunt trauma to the brain and damaged organs it can lead to permanent disability and even death. despite injuring hundreds of voters madrid insists police acted in a professional and proportionate way but something videos emerging suggest otherwise. was. here you can see protesters in general ne in catalonia facing off against officers
demonstrators have their hands up in a sign of nonviolence but police apparently start hitting them with battens we spoke to one man who was injured in these clashes i was told they will be trying to take off from your station which i will never fold but they will be such a buy arms from the police to keep us back to the old people he says it is simply unacceptable we were seeing again we saying no by humans was thing we just want to go to seeing the old friends on the he does with the props. many people. older before i don't know what they fear exposure but i will we know one year i was doing nothing i was them i was thinking them and asking for our freedom what would you. they were no making any distinction at all they were getting a very what they were not looking at and it's just another video from catalonia
shows police jumping on and violently kicking protesters as well as dragging the activists out of the polling station as another polling place people to came and the third was just attacked by the national guard and now the man with his singled out the refuge rocking the gentleman out along the way and angrily shoving the animal as you can see in the video of the people who were also being aggressively pushed and dragged away. as the voting day drew to a close spanish prime minister mariano rajoy spoke to the nation he came out with a rather surprising message within that caution of the reports from bothell and. to many people here and the city's a main square who are listening to spain's prime minister's. address his words came as a complete surprise really was saturday hundreds of people injured as but he said tact peaceful voters yet serai think the officers should for their work and another surprising thing that was sad by the prime minister is that there was actually no
referendum here and catch a line well perhaps this is just wishful thinking but i talked to people here to listen to their reaction to the prime minister's address. and so i think of them because the matter for them well i think that is notable for how those arrested for. the violence of the. responsibility of the bullets might taint the safety of the people and very creating the insecurity of the are not a low enough to both but it's incredible it's really what this is it is it's in europe this is europe. well this morning people were ready to gather peacefully and there were telling us many times that for them it is very important to remain a peaceful gathering just to protect their fundamental human rights but reading throughout the day the mood in the crowd seems to have changed now we've heard reports of police man as
a result of scuffles between the crowds and security services people were building barricades around different polling stations not only here in barcelona but in other parts out back catalogue now we were kept receiving different videos including the ones where you can see several police officers running away from the crowd a speedball were actually throwing stones at them so police officers had to get into their cars and drive away at the same time there was also quite an emotional a video of a police officer crying and trying to hide his face i. you could see how difficult it is for some castle and police officers to really still fulfill their professional duties now that was a very emotional day to go indeed it was a very tough and a very difficult day for consul lonny at now do polling stations are closed and people here on the square are waiting for some outcome for the results the prime
minister said quite a few things in his address that turned out to be all the different from the reality on the ground here in just a few examples. but. we don't put in the field that i'm not going to get the motley. feel even we have to feel. good about it what a petition to the minister. we're not here not. to be a. i owe. him a seat on the same block but i love the. voting day has been especially tough on the local police in catalonia at one point they had to confront the national police that was sent in to try to keep the referendum from taking place this footage shows
a cattle and officer who tried to protect protesters and call his service alice national colleagues his troubles he was pushed and shoved by spanish civil guard offices the crowd watching the scene was visibly enraged international election itself upon a telephone believes the conduct of spanish police is anything but praiseworthy. actuations of the of the policeman of the spanish policeman has been completely scandalous i mean it's it's there was. extreme violence against specific people that only they didn't even fold back they were just torn away torn on the floor this behavior has been really scandalous but if the prime minister is . giving them so much respect to disbeliefs what it is because they want to touch him they wanted them to do to act like they did so that's what they will do to show to humiliate people here and show to spend his electors voters that are
really very much. this should go to lucian. for. over to france now the islamic state says it's behind a knife attack that killed two women in mass says' main train station the perpetrator was shot dead by security services minutes later stopping his assault and preventing further casualties altie correspondent charlotte depends reports. well we know that those two women were killed following that knife attack in the station at last say the main station so we understand that the man who is wielding that knife actually slit the throat of one of the women that's how she died and
apparently according to passers by he screamed out. god is the greatest while he was carrying out that attack now the security services at the station waybill to respond fairly quickly and shot the man dead at the scene and what the prosecutor's office is said in paris is that while the motives are not yet clear what they're doing is that they are treating this as a killing linked to a terrorist organization now the security services have been praised for reacting responding so quickly to this attack with officials on the ground saying they fear that this could have been far worse happy not and those security services are part of some seven thousand troops who are deployed across france and have been for the last three years as the country has been under a state of high emergency since january two thousand and fifteen that's when the offices of the satirical newspaper. were attacked with twelve people being killed
and then the country was put into a state of emergency in november two thousand and fifteen after that deadly night of attacks in paris were around a hundred and thirty people were killed in cool warden a series of attacks now since then francis seen a number of attacks including in nice which is also in the south of france and in two thousand and seventeen a number of smaller attacks now. current president emanuel wants to end that state of emergency in france and wants to do so by november of this suggests next month and in fact this week the first draft of his new controversial legislation which will consolidate some of the powers that some of the security forces have had and that state of emergency will be consolidated into their jobs as normal will actually be voted on this week. mannion micron tweeted his outrage at what he called the barbaric act the president also praised the work of operation
center now soldiers from this initiative are credited with killing the attacker cental ellis france's first wide scale military operation in peace time ten thousand combat troops across the country are involved and have become a common sight transport hubs and tourist hotspots the operation was launched after the terror attack on charlotte magazine offices in early twenty fifteen and was reinforced later that year but the soldiers themselves have often become a target for attackers british former intelligence officer and a mushroom believes the operation allows a quicker response but more must be done to prevent assaults in the first place. well i think we're seeing a much faster reaction time from the police and security forces in all countries across europe i mean particularly in london as well with the attacks that happened in a few months ago that the reaction times much faster to stop further deaths but of course you can't stop the initial attacks in themselves because these tend to be lone wolfs they tend to already be on the radar of the police or the security
services but it seems that they're drowning in information because of the dragnet surveillance infrastructure they know place so the not targeting investigating and stopping potential terroristic type attacks and that is an ongoing problem as it's many times but they don't seem to learn from that and perhaps it's very difficult to try and tackle it well. he's in a calendar a treating the killing of a fellow officer as terror related after finding and i saw flag in the attackers car the thirty year old driver has been apprehended a manhunt followed the ramming of the officer who was stabbed several times but survived the driver was then stopped but managed to flee in a truck getting pedestrians in a high speed police chase no deaths have been reported military expert come our alarm told us that with the terrorists losing ground in the middle east they're shifting tactics to stay in the headlines. as told to shrinks more of the fighters will escape many of them are worse than citizens who'd been going to fight in iraq
in syria for the last six years or they have. other people in continental europe or north america which might carry out these attacks and this is to make themselves still relevant and indeed news because obviously on the ground they're losing to syria and iraq so they would carry out these attacks to make themselves feel in the headlines the international community needs to work with the syrian government the russians and the iraqi government to tackle terrorism that is the best way because these go to small attacks will keep increasing unless there's more cooperation in the global strategy on how to fight and stop supporting insurgent groups in other people's countries. in syria now government forces clearing remaining terrorist pockets in de res or islamic states three years siege of the eastern city was recently broken by the army and allied forces these are exclusive pictures from
the western side of the euphrates river where government forces have made key gains driving out i saw russian military has now also established a bridge allowing all made calls to cross the river. the remaining terrorists in de areas or are now surrounded by both the syrian army and u.s. backed kurdish forces this week the russian ministry of defense said these remaining terror pockets will soon also be driven out on travel to the city to witness the fighting our correspondent has this report from the front line. food out palace once that is sort of most exclusive resort now a modern day fortress out of necessity. for three years the garrison here has thwarted isis attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing and we don't have saudi can on him from the onset coming up to the roof was very dangerous because of the snipers it was really bad but when the
army broke the siege and they fell back a month ago it would have been suicide to film up here not anymore. these five star hotel seem better days but thanks to its grandiose design and height acted as something of a fortress here indeed as sort and just to show you how close we are if you have a look through this hole at that hospital well everything behind that is isis part of the city of the. across the river they also hold sway this is all their territory that's the euphrates river and across it is isis it's from there that they shelled the city at will and from there that they launched the occasional raid across the river taking the other banking is key to liberating the city entirely isis still sends fighters and alms back and forth across the river at night it may
take weeks but it is inevitable isis in syria is on its last legs its collapse has been as spectacular as its rise since the beginning of the year the so-called caliph it has lost thousands of square kilometers losing precious oilfields and strategic towns to the advancing syrian army and the us backed rebels that is. that it will be. isis has nothing left. according to the syrian military and the families of isis fighters and diehard supporters have allegedly retreated to the town of my they have nowhere else to go in the shrinking caliphate this is the final act the dream of an islamic state has been shattered but even in its death throes will inevitably claim
more lives. from datasource syria. and another big story from this week a major tech firms are cooperating with u.s. authorities by handing over information apparently related to russian meddling in the twenty sixth presidential election in a statement twitter also took a swipe at this channel r.t. . looks at the latest efforts to lead russian trolls. the internet is now trying its hand at hunting down even the slightest sign of moscow lurking in the shadows facebook twitter and now google are all gearing up to testify in congress on pesky russian meddling next month. twitter has released a report with the name just made to fill headlines russian interference in two thousand and sixteen u.s. election bots and misinformation now it sounds spooky but the findings are more than a little vague twitter apparently found and shut down
a grand total of two hundred one suspicious accounts that broke their spam rules and while russia is mentioned in the report those accounts aren't actually proven to have concrete links to moscow what was clearly laid out however was this channel spending on ads shockingly proving that r.t. uses social media and by as advertisements. facebook released similar findings earlier revealing four hundred seventy in authentic accounts then admitted most ads run by those accounts didn't even reference the u.s. presidential election at all so the kremlin is so sneaky that it was able to rig an election without mentioning the actual election pretty impressive facebook also said russia spent one hundred thousand dollars on those ads and other words less than one percent of how much candidates spent campaigning on facebook. while stories of how moscow sway u.s. voters with a bunch of social media ads continue to dominate the mainstream media the most shocking social network revelation is all but ignored wiki leaks has posted an
email conversation in which facebook's chief operating officer seemingly proposes helping hillary clinton's campaign head. i still want hillary rodham clinton to win badly i'm still here to help as i can i'm thrilled at the progress here louise making. looking forward to working with the first woman president of the united states. google is also accused of having close ties to the clinton camp a leaked memo written by clinton's digital strategist surfaced online. i'm in it he talks about eric schmidt boss of google's parent company and the work that he's done for clinton i have been kept apprised of the work being done by eric schmidt's group and others working directly and indirectly with your team on the whole i am comfortable with where we stand and confident in our roadmap to launch day and beyond but if you're waiting for these special committees and investigations to be set up into whether facebook or google actually help the clinton camp don't hold
your breath just in case but i think it's a witch i think that they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to their very biased against that from pain so far they haven't showed me and that was a that was a pro trump that was paid for by the russian government i just see what's happening in this post-election period as a result of a bunch of sore losers that were shocked that they didn't win the election but i think that the responsibility for us ought to be is what has our government done has our government been involved after they're in power and unfortunately we're involved too much around the world. to me has seen a number of protests this week denouncing the policies of the alternative to germany polity it follows last week's election breakthrough for the polity is it and to palm it for the first time. it was.
was the load of the of the one of the biggest rallies took place outside the airfield had new trees with protesters shouting at the party's leaders as they celebrated the results in the boat the f.t. says the protesters rightly so aggressively that they were afraid to leave the building i the election also made headlines since anglo-american all despite coming out on top so a plunge in support for christian democratic party registered its worst result since one nine hundred forty nine that means hard times could lie ahead as artie's daniel hawkins explains. to many i'm going to merkel is the embodiment of stability in the face of crisis mixing diplomacy with a firm hand and sound decision making well as for that skill this term has been marred by a series of setbacks firstly she decided to open the doors to asylum seekers at the height of the refugee crisis almost
a million flooded into germany in twenty fifteen alone while some more welcoming others started to worry the country just wouldn't be able to cope. a year off to mark a lot to open door policy germany saw a rise in modern crimes one of the most shocking hundreds of women alleging they were sexually assaulted in cologne new year's celebrations by men of north africa an hour of appearance. the events in cologne took their toll on merkel's popularity. the chancellor's controversial refugee policy is also blamed at least partly for something much more sinister and dangerous
a rise in is the most terrorism. poorly vetted or later radicalized migrants cross the border germany saw multiple terror attacks take place markel faced her biggest leadership crisis little effort of interest. or. burgers and for. the three to. come home on the gun to. finally the g twenty summit presented it in. p.r. opportunity for chancellor merkel but while she advertised hamburgers a gateway to the world protest groups had other ideas welcome to hell and the authorities failed to prevent the chaos.
the city descended into riots torched cars and pitched street battles with the police much of the media held her accountable for the chaos and for even choosing that venue to start with she may still be queen of the polls but merkel may need a fourth term just the right some of the mess she created in the third. rhonda the news that we're all over social media on facebook twitter and of course website that salty dot com i'll be back at the top of the alice so stay with us. economic development is all about numbers really or is this quarter we are one hundred six point. but what do we know about the other figures.
when i think about the fact that our c.e.o. mike do. over twenty million dollars last year more than one thousand times the average wal-mart is says. with all due respect i have to say i don't think that's right. it's not just you know a free market would. people went from pretty simple financial lives pre nine hundred eighty to the point now where people are. just totally submerged in their financial accounts and they're all in debt and what exactly devoid society. the part of the government try to do. might be making things worse. by saying this is not work this is goes hopelessly disastrously wrong.
their first session analyst are arguing why their last week's vote resulted in a disappointing victory or a comfortable loss for the country sitting chancellor with the lowest share of the vote since nine hundred forty nine uggla marcos party it retains hold on the top job but it will now have to share the chambre with the parties to almost nothing in common the way it did the german politics just change in a major way by staying mostly the same well to discuss that i'm now joined by former editor in chief of the german newspaper. mr summer it's an audience you talk to you thank you very much for your time. it's a pleasure talking to you while the newspaper where you have worked for more than half a century of the desired just published a transcript of its editorial meeting from i think it was nine hundred eighty two when the you all discussed the entry of a new party into the german parliament back then it was about the greens and the discussion was whether or not they should be considered legitimate political actors
that question is pressing once again the parliamentary dabi of the alternative for germany what's your take on why the day belong in the german politics well listen they've been elected and they are a part of the german political system and i hope we all hope that they will behave according to the rules of parliamentary democracy but i know that many people also hope that they wouldn't make this victory and when we look around your of there are a number of parliaments that have already parties that are more last ideologically similar to the wasn't it to be naive or perhaps presumptuous for the germans to believe that they would somehow be different fundamentally different from france or the now the lads that have seen similar political actors make entry into the legitimate politics well let me first.